I wouldn't say it was your bad. I actually took for granted that you also tried to solicit help from the Ubuntu forums. I know I don't stop at one forum when seeking answers...
Here's an unrelated question: my firmware is older than yours I think. Why do you have a newer version? Does it help in some way or perhaps add more restrictions?
Device: Blackberry 8100 v188.8.131.52
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Desktop OS: Fedora 7 Linux, Windows XP (vmware)